Stefanie Sugiaman

For in Him we live, and move, and have our being.

Acts 17:28

Where I serve

Over the last 6 years, I was blessed to serve as a campus missionary at Michigan Tech, UIC, UT Dallas, and a team director at UCLA. For my 7th year on staff, the Lord has called me to serve the West Area Regional Team as Chief of Staff. I’m excited to be a “missionary to the missionaries” and use my experience to support the West Area Leadership to serve over 200 missionaries across 48 campuses!

My Story

Growing up Catholic, my faith was always important to me, but it was something I practiced out of love for my parents. Coming into college, faith was a part of my life, but school, friendships, and success were a greater priority. I found my worth in these things and felt that I needed to excel in these areas to be loved. In His generosity, the Lord gave me everything I wanted and worked hard for, but it was through receiving these “successes” that I realized they did not fulfill me. It was at this low point, feeling lost and directionless, that I attended a college retreat where I had a deep encounter with Jesus’s unconditional love, realizing that I never had to earn His love and mercy, and that He loved me “before the foundation of the world” (Ephesians 1:4).

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I’ve been constantly amazed by the different souls I’ve encountered on campus.

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. St. Therese of Lisieux once said “some give by going, others go by giving“. I’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I would love to schedule time to meet with you. I’d be honored to share this mission with you!

Stefanie Sugiaman | [email protected]

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